July 20, 2006


It doesn't have quite the same ring as "Fitzmas", but it amounts to the same thing.

After recent widespread speculation that Barry Bonds would be indicted today for everything except robbing churches in his spare time, he wasn't.

But don't worry, because the prosecution will just call another Grand Jury, and another after that if needed, until they find one that will indict this stain upon humanity and make America safer for... uh... newspaper reporters who write books based on leaked (confidential) Grand Jury testimony.

I think.

Posted by: Ted at 05:47 PM | category: Square Pegs
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1 So... I guess it's OK to cheat, enforced or not. May God bless us, each and everyone.

Posted by: Viesturs at July 27, 2006 10:40 PM (2dh5X)

2 The point is that nobody has yet proven that Bonds knowingly cheated: not enough to indict, let alone enough to convict.

Innocent until proven guilty, and they can't even nail down "might be" guilty.

Maybe it's time to open sports up to anything. If an athlete wants to potentially cause permanent damage to himself by using drugs, then let him do it openly. When paychecks are followed by that many zeroes, cheating under the present system is going to happen. Always has, always will.

I don't know if Bonds knowingly cheated. Even if he did use steroids, it wasn't illegal until 2003 (I think that was the year), so if he was cheating, it's only been since then. Has he been drug tested since 2003? You bet. Results? Negative.

It also doesn't help that MLB's drug testing program is a joke. Apparently they've grown some balls this year because they've handed down a couple of long suspensions, but for all the hype, very few players have been *proven* to be cheating.

Posted by: Ted at July 28, 2006 06:44 AM (blNMI)

3 My dear Ted,

Why are this guy and his drug habits so damn important? Because of his using steroids, illegal or not, he was in the majors due to his enhanced abilities and not because of his real abilities.

By him taking up space in SF (or anywhere else he did or could have played), he certainly kept someone else out of the "show" who, maybe not as good as the "enhanced" Mr. Bonds, was as least as good as the straight Mr. Bonds.

Mr. Bonds was in Washington a few day ago, and for whatever reason, maybe lack of "enthusiasm" or maybe a potential "test" or two, he literally sucked the air out of the stadium. The first game was, what?... 0 for 4?... couldn't catch a fly?... guess he needs some Gatorade.

Sorry, my friend... seems something is missing.


Posted by: Viesturs at July 28, 2006 07:52 PM (2dh5X)

4 PS

Rafael Palmeiro also never "knowingly" took any enhancing medications. I guess the gnomes or faeiries went a calling one night.


Posted by: Viesturs at July 28, 2006 07:57 PM (2dh5X)

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